Thursday, April 12, 2012

Handmade Titles

We had Digital U tonight and had a ton of fun as always.  This month Michelle Houghton joined us.  She teaches doodling and copic classes at Creative Passion.  She is one talented individual!  This month she created a title for Amy, Pattie and myself.  We were challenged to create a digital page using that title.   Amy and Pattie created gorgeous layouts!  You can check them out in the Digital U gallery.

It was sooo much fun.  I have always been into creating art....long before I discovered Photoshop so this was right up my alley although my "artwork" doesn't come close to Michelle's.  It was so neat to take something that was created with copic markers and include it on my page.  This is the image that Michelle gave me.  Well, that is a little bit of a lie....don't tell my kids.  She gave us an orange and yellow title which was gorgeous and then she said if you need me to change the colors, she could do that easily.   I loved the title she had but wanted to see if she could tweak it a bit to fit with this photo of Mia and her umbrella.  I received an email shortly after containing this title and she had made it to match Mia's pink polka-dot boots.  I don't know if you can see it in the image but the letters have polka-dots as well.  I was so excited to get started.  I extracted the title and it was so fun to create with a different starting point.  Generally the title is one of the last parts of my page.

This is where I ended up....

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I use black a lot on pages.  I certainly wouldn't think of black as a "springy" color.  I like black more or less because of what it does for my other colors.  I think it just makes them come alive.   I think it would be so much fun to create titles like this. 

The next Digital U is in May.  I am taking the lead for May and breaking down one of my layouts in "Anatomy of a Page".  I'm going to go through everything from the inspiration to the actual finished product.  I'm looking forward to it.  If you are interested, head on over to Digital U at Creative Passion and sign up.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  1. Love your less is more approach on this one.

  2. Love this page Jana. Another great Digital U, and after taking both Blending & Beyond and Creative Composites, I can't wait to see your process in May!

  3. This page is awesome - wish I had a picture like this so I can try and duplicate it. But it never rains enough in Texas!

  4. Jana, you do beautiful work...can you tell me how you get your journaling perfectly justified at each end (As you did in pages in your blog below or on your page using the Gingerbread Runaway Kit by K.Petiet. i'm fairly new to scrapbooking and despite my efforts I'm unable to type in a crisp clean way that you do.
    Thank you..Diane

  5. I wasn't able to make it Digital U the other night, so I missed this. Boy, am I sorry that I did, this is just amazing Jana! So wonderfully artistic!